Be prepared - complete the 'My Bushfire Plan'

02 December 2020 5:00 PM

We urge you to bear in mind during this festive period your bushfire preparedness – to ensure that yourself, your family and your community are as safe as is possible.

Give the gift of readiness by completing the My Bushfire Plan. To ensure you are ready for action in the event of a bushfire. Do not wait and see.

All burning is prohibited between 1 December – 31 March. No burning allowed – ensure you report all signs on smoke to 000.

No matter how you become aware of an emergency, whether it is via phone, from a neighbour or by seeing smoke or flames, take immediate action for your own safety. Do not rely on receiving a warning message to your phone.

DFES advises us that each year thousands of fires destroy or damage houses, sheds and garages, commercial and industrial buildings, vehicles and vast hectares of bushland throughout Western Australia (WA).

Bushfires in WA account for the highest number of fires attended to by career and volunteer firefighters.

The career Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) comprises more than 1,100 firefighters supported by more than 25,000 firefighting volunteers from the Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, and the Volunteer Fire Service.

DFES’s Fire Investigation and Analysis Unit (FIAU) also support operational fire crews to establish the origin and cause of all fires attended by DFES. The unit also work closely with the Police Arson Squad to identify the cause of all suspicious and deliberately lit fires.

Do you have a fire plan?

Find more information here, alternatively, contact the City of Kalamunda on 08 9257 9999.

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